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2006 - American Sociological Association Pages: 16 pages || Words: 4770 words || 
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1. Manning, Ben. "We Thought We were British, Until We Lived among Them: The Culture and Economics of Australian and British Prisoners of War in the Pacific" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug 10, 2006 Online <PDF>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p105346_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Most Australians thought of themselves as British until the latter part of the twentieth century. This paper looks at the very different cultural attitudes and economic institutions developed by British and Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese, and how Australians living in close confines with the British became aware of how different they were. The structural conditions such as rations, pay, ‘endowments’ and work requirements were largely similar, yet the economic institutions developed by each nationality were distinctly different. This case study examines how within the boundaries of captivity, the British and Australian POWs had the opportunity to compare their cultural attitudes and practices came to see that their own cultural boundaries delineated quite different ethics and expectations of behaviour and institutional forms in times of extreme deprivation and peril. In doing so, the Australians came to redefine their identity as no longer partly British and partly Australian, but instead firmly Australian. Repeatedly, in hundreds of camps, the British POWs established institutions of economic distribution based on hierarchy and social class while the Australians established communitarian institutions based on the idea of equality and the ethic of ‘mateship’. These camps provide quasi-experiments in economic behaviour which emphasise the importance of national culture and moral economy in identity forming.

2004 - International Studies Association Pages: 37 pages || Words: 11238 words || 
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2. Aspinwall, Mark. and Smith, Mitchell. "What's the Matter with the British? Institutions and British Exceptionalism in Europe" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Le Centre Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mar 17, 2004 <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p73366_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: British antipathy toward European integration is anomalous given the large degree of social transformation evident among domestic economic and social actors and the expectations of the 'Europeanization' scholars, who anticipate a convergence in structures, processes and even attitudes to Europe. This paper examines British governmental preferences toward European integration from an institutionalist standpoint, asking whether British exceptionalism can be explained by domestic political processes that somehow insulate British policy making from forces operating at the European level, creating revealed preferences significantly at odds with the integrationist norm in Europe. We criticize the 'historical-cultural' approach to this subject, and suggest that 'hard institutions,' such as the electoral system, and 'soft institutions,' such as the mythologizing of sovereignty through official and popular discourse, combine to explain British policy choice to a significant degree.

2015 - BEA Words: 143 words || 
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3. Bell, Jennifer. "Brand Britain: how popular British TV shows capitalize on and commodify signifiers of Britishness for global audiences." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the BEA, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH), Las Vegas, NV, <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p974197_index.html>
Publication Type: General Paper Submission
Abstract: A whistle stop tour of popular British TV shows and the ‘Britain’ they sell to the world. Tropes and cultural stereotypes from programs as diverse as Top Gear, Doctor Who and Downtown Abbey will be discussed alongside the context in which British content is sold and marketed globally. Britain’s success as a seller of formats and children's programming is based on culturally neutral content, however it will be argued that program makers are increasingly using and commodifying British culture for U.S and global audiences in adult programming. A catalogue of unsuccessful U.S remakes of globally successful U.K shows will be used to demonstrate that the perceived nuisances in the British sensibility and programming (irony, eccentricity and humor) are in fact selling points for global audiences rather than barriers to engagement, which has often been the rationale given for remake rather than straight import.

2008 - MPSA Annual National Conference Pages: 47 pages || Words: 11337 words || 
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4. Cutts, David. and Fieldhouse, Edward. "The Effectiveness of Local Party Campaigns in the 2005 British General Election: Combining Evidence From Campaign Spending, Agent Survey Data and the British Election Study" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p266417_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Using a structural equation modelling approach, this paper combines available campaign data to produce a latent measure of campaign effort to analyze its direct and indirect effect on party performance at the 2005 British General Election.

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Pages: 11 pages || Words: 2643 words || 
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5. Allen, Dave. "More of the Same or a New Direction for British Foreign Policy?: The Debate about the Maintenance of the British Nuclear Capability" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p252476_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The paper will evaluate the process leading to a British decision to maintain its nuclear weapons capability and its consequences for British foreign policy with a view to arguing that a decision to not renew or to reverse a decision to renew could open up new and positive opportunities for British foreign policy. The paper will examine the nuclear decision in the context not just of the unilateral British position but also in relation to Britain's place in the foreign and defence policy process of the European Union. Particular attention will be paid to the role of Britain's European and Transatlantic partners in the framing of the British decision to maintain or not an ongoing nuclear capability.

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